Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin said today (30th), "The opposition parties are denigrating the President's visit as a 'diplomatic disaster', but I cannot agree with that."
Minister Park met with reporters from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul today and said, "I was very confused as to how our politics got to this point. I couldn't sleep at night for a few days." said.
Minister Park said, "I think that we should protect our national interest and dignity by ourselves."
He then reaffirmed his position yesterday, saying, "Now is not the time to engage in political wars, but the time to think about the national interest."
He continued, "Personally, I have feelings, and I am heartbroken and upset. However, I plan to dedicate all my abilities and passion for the national interest diplomacy of the Republic of Korea by using this as an opportunity for a new start because the ground hardens after the rain." .
In fact, he has repeatedly stated that he will not back down.
When asked whether there was a phone call with President Yoon Seok-yeol after the passage of the dismissal bill yesterday, Minister Park said, "Yes," but he could not reveal the details of the conversation.
When asked, 'Didn't you suggest to the president that an apology is necessary for causing the confusion?', the presidential office mentioned what was explained earlier and said, "Now, rather than judging what went wrong, you have to think a lot on your own in order to conduct better diplomacy in the national interest. ' he replied.
Regarding the criticism that President Yoon Seok-yeol's recent visit to Britain and the United States was a 'diplomatic catastrophe', Minister Park said, "The world is evaluating the Yun Seok-yeol administration's foreign policy and global vision, but only in our political circles, it is viewed from the level of a party-party strategy." He also specifically objected.
President Yoon and his wife paid condolences at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II of England and had meaningful conversations with leaders such as President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Kishida Fumio at the UN General Assembly. Said.
It also adhered to the existing explanation of President Yoon's controversial remarks about 'profanity'.
Minister Park, who heard the problematic remarks from close quarters, answered a related question, "We announced that we would contribute to eradicating global diseases (at the Global Fund event), but I took it as a meaning of shame if it was not passed properly in the National Assembly." said.
When asked if he would prepare for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' government audit scheduled for the 4th of next month, he replied, "The National Superintendent will prepare diligently to ensure that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is well audited."
In addition, Minister Park said as to whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi received a report on the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) when he visited Korea early last month, "I was traveling overseas at the time, so there was nothing to talk about.
It is known that the Korean embassy in the US sent a report titled 'Class 3 Secrecy: An In-Depth Report on the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)' at the dawn of the 4th of last month, while Pelosi was visiting Korea, to the Presidential Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.